Futagami Not Interested in MLB

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While Hosei University righthander Kazuhito Futagami has gotten some attention from MLB scouts, apparently the pitcher isn’t reciprocating the interest. Futagami addressed the issue in a brief Q&A wite Livedoor.

-It seems like Hanshin is very keen on you.

“I’m from Kochi, and I go to Hanshin’s camp (in Aki, Kochi), so that’s a team that’s near to my heart.”

-Major League teams have interest in you.

“I don’t have much intrest in the Major Leagues. You know, I like Japan (laughter). I think it’s off to go to America without succeeding in Japan.”

-Do you have a team that you would like to go to?

“There isn’t any team that I especially want to go to. But I’m paying attention to the Pacific League teams. Pitchers in my age group like Yu Darvish (Nippon Ham), who is one year older than me, and Masahiro Tanaka (Rakuten), who is one year younger, are competing and maturing there.”

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  1. Patrick
    19/06/2009 at 5:40 pm Permalink

    Are you watching Japanese Media Extravaganza v. 2.0? Dice-K got chased after 4+ giving up 6 ER and 12 baserunners while striking out 2. Kawakami is firing a 1-hit shutout after 4.

  2. Patrick
    20/06/2009 at 4:57 am Permalink

    Final lines:
    Kenshin: 6.0 IP 2 H 2 ER 3 BB 5 K
    Daisuke: 4.0+ IP 8 H 6 ER 4 BB 2 K

  3. Patrick
    20/06/2009 at 10:18 am Permalink

    Nah, I was at work for most of the game. This is looking more and more like a lost season for Matsuzaka. This pic says it all: http://www.sanspo.com/mlb/photos/090620/mla0906201100009-p1.htm

  4. Patrick
    23/06/2009 at 7:43 am Permalink

    Japanese fans are giving him hell for larding up after his move across the Pacific, I’m too lazy right now to compare photos from the past several seasons.

  5. Patrick
    23/06/2009 at 9:46 am Permalink

    That sounds like an interesting post.